Chicken Arroz Caldo (Chicken Rice Porridge)

    1 hour 10 mins

    This is a soupy dish that is served mainly for a snack.

    Rizal, Philippines
    1 person made this

    Serves: 5 

    • 1 kg chicken wings
    • 1 cup sweet rice (malagkit)
    • 1 medium onion diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger, sliced thin crosswise
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tbsp fish sauce, plus more to serve
    • 1.25 litres chicken broth
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 spring onion, chopped
    • 1 lemon, sliced

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Cut chicken wings into two at the large joint. Cut wing tip off. Rinse and pat dry with paper towel.
    2. In a large pot over medium heat, saute onion, garlic and ginger in olive oil. Add chicken wings. sauté 1 minute, then add fish sauce and cover.
    3. Cook another 2 minutes, add chicken broth and sweet rice. Cover pot and let boil 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure rice is not sticking to the bottom of pot. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Serve hot, garnished with spring onion. If desired, serve with more fish sauce and lemon slices.

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    Very simple ingredients, BUT for those watching their sodium intake I found that you can use water instead of chicken broth because the fish sauce already adds salt plus I added a touch of Kosher salt. The bone-in chicken wings plus all the other ingredients adds lots of flavor. But if you're like me and hate rubbery, gummy chicken skins, I used skinless boneless chicken breast because the chicken broth adds lots of flavor. Thanks for posting this recipe.  -  17 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have also made arroz caldo with whole chicken pieces. My family asks for this especially during flu season with increased (may double or triple) amounts of garlic & ginger for their medicinal benefits -- antibacterial, antiviral, breaks fevers, clears head congestion, opens airways. More effective than chicken noodle soup.  -  06 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    i never had this in our home growing up. i heard about it and tried to make this now that i own my own pots and pans. really simple and good!!! please post more filipino dishes coz i wanna learn...  -  29 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)